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Table 2 Beta coefficients and p values from multinomial linear models, with MET-hours/week as the dependent variable, among males

From: Association between physical activity, multimorbidity, self-rated health and functional limitation in the Spanish population

  16-24 years 25-44 years 45-64 years 65-74 years >74 years
R squared 0.085 0.031 0.052 0.046 0.115
Age -0.199 0.886 -1.188* 0.000 -0.204 0.487 -0.913 0.065 -0.930* 0.000
Number of chronic diseases           
0 (ref. cat.)           
1 -9.662 0.200 3.987 0.335 -12.880* 0.002 -5.244 0.184 -1.689 0.598
2 -10.428 0.443 2.413 0.716 -4.730 0.369 -2.560 0.560 -6.088 0.070
≥3 -13.208 0.522 1.503 0.868 -10.078 0.074 -5.754 0.206 -9.194* 0.006
Self-rated general health           
Very poor to normal (ref. cat.)           
Good to very good -2.340 0.861 0.820 0.887 5.466 0.217 11.680* 0.001 10.715* 0.000
Long-term activity limitations           
Not limited (ref. cat.)           
Limited -5.926 0.665 4.729 0.434 -13.628* 0.003 -8.056* 0.023 -9.316* 0.000
Educational level           
Lowest1 (ref. cat.)           
Low2 20.476 0.274 -3.545 0.720 -2.879 0.603 -0.181 0.957 -0.820 0.714
Average3 0.973 0.959 -11.237 0.259 -27.031* 0.000 3.952 0.399 0.476 0.908
High4 -6.451 0.770 -34.986* 0.001 -45.065* 0.000 -4.299 0.410 -2.493 0.558
Employment           
Not working5 (ref. cat.)           
Working 50.819* 0.000 34.516* 0.000 24.149* 0.000 6.498 0.372 -19.963 0.316
  1. 1Lowest: “Cannot read or write” or “Did not complete primary school”. 2Low: “Primary school or equivalent” or “Compulsory secondary education”. 3Average: “Baccalaureate degree” to “Higher-level vocational studies”. 4High: “University degree” or “Doctoral degree”. 5Not working: “Unemployed”, “Student, apprentice, or intern”, “Retired”, “Unable to work”, “Dedicated to housework”, or “Other”.
  2. *Statistical significance (p-value <0.05).